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Match Recap: NYRB II Falls to Tampa Bay Rowdies in Home Opener

New York Red Bulls II 0, Tampa Bay Rowdies 1

2020 USL Championship Regular Season Match 1

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 3 p.m. ET

MSU Soccer Park | Montclair, NJ

  Scoring Summary: 

TBR  – Leo Fernandes (Zach Steinberger) ‘59

Misconduct Summary:

TBR – Leo Fernandes (caution) 31’

NYRB – Alex Muyl  (caution) 41’

NYRB – Preston Kilwien (caution) ‘43

TBR- Lewis Hilton  (caution) 66’

TBR- Mustapha Dumbuya (caution) 86’

New York Red Bulls II: Wallis Lapsley; Mandela Egbo (Sebastian Elney ’64), Roy Boateng (Preston Kilwien ’22), Joe Fala, Samad Bounthong; Chris Lema, Kyle Zajec, Alex Muyl, Jared Stroud; Omir Fernandez (Omar Sowe ‘79th), Ben Mines

TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 2

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Evan Louro, Jordan Scarlett, Aaron Guillen, Forrest Lasso, Dominic Oduro, Mustapha Dumbuya, Lewis Hilton, Leo Fernandes, Zach Steinberger (Jordan Doherty ’87), Sebastian Guenzatti, Kyle Murphy (Juan Tejada ’31 – Lucky Mkosana ‘90)

TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 22; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Referee: Kevin Broadley

Assistant Referees: Tom Felice, Tyler Wyrostek

4th Official: Wojciech Gluszak

Attendance: 1,002

  • Leo Fernandes scored off a pass from Zach Steinberger in the 59th minute to send the Tampa Bay Rowdies (1-0-0, 3 pts) past the New York Red Bulls II (0-1-0, 0 pts) to spol NYRB II’s home-opener at MSU Soccer Park Saturday.
  • Joseph Fala, Wallis Lapsley, Samad Bounthong, and Mandela Egbo made their NYRB II debuts.
  • Boateng made his first career start before departing in the 22nd minute.
  • In his first professional start, Lapsley stopped a pair of shots.
  • Following Saturday’s season opener, NYRB II will return home on Friday, March 13 when they host Hartford Athletic at 7 pm at MSU Soccer Park.
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